Introducing Dorothy Dandridge 1999

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

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Based on a true story, this film chronicles the life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first black woman to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. Dandridge (Halle Berry) begins her career working as a nightclub singer before eventually breaking into Hollywood, where she meets her steadfast manager (Brent Spiner) and struggles against racism. Her rise to stardom introduces her to Otto Preminger (Klaus Maria Brandauer), a film director with whom she develops a complicated relationship.

Cast

Halle Berry
as Dorothy Dandridge
Cynda Williams
as Vivian Dandridge
Klaus Maria Brandauer
as Otto Preminger
Brent Spiner
as Earl Mills
Kerri Randles
as Marilyn Monroe
Obba Babatundé
as Harold Nicholas
Darrian C. Ford
as Fayard Nicholas
William Atherton
as Darryl F. Zanuck
Sharon Brown
as Etta Jones
Benjamin Brown
as Sidney Poitier
Mark Bramhall
as Carmen Jones Production Designer
Billy Mayo
as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

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Audience Reviews for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

  • Dec 29, 2009
    A tiny bit over dramatized but very convincing perfomance by Halle Berry.
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